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Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

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Made in Italy : Rethinking a Century of Italian Design. / Lees-Maffei, Grace; Fallan, Kjetil (Editor).

London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. 325 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

Harvard

Lees-Maffei, G & Fallan, K (ed.) 2013, Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design. Bloomsbury Academic, London .

APA

Lees-Maffei, G., & Fallan, K. (Ed.) (2013). Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design. London : Bloomsbury Academic.

Vancouver

Lees-Maffei G, Fallan K, (ed.). Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. 325 p.

Author

Lees-Maffei, Grace ; Fallan, Kjetil (Editor). / Made in Italy : Rethinking a Century of Italian Design. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. 325 p.

Bibtex

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